Wednesday, February 06, 2013

District Attorney Reviewing Information About Bluff City Case
A legal dispute between Bluff City officials and Mayor Irene Wells has not been resolved. The case will now be reviewed by the Sullivan County district attorney general’s office. Wells continues her civil action suit against City Manager Judy Dulaney and others. She claims that the city charter was violated by appointing the clerk, recorder and finance director to the city manager position. A chancery court judge ordered the parties to try and resolve the issue in mediation but last weeks session provided no resolution. According to the city charter, the mayor serves as the city manager in the absence of a paid city manager. The mayor took other legal action against the city besides the civil action when she filed a complaint with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission alleging that racial slurs were used against her but that complaint was dismissed in November. Following failed mediation the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office, the TBI and the FBI got involved in the Bluff City investigation. Sullivan County District Attorney General Barry Staubus is reviewing information he received concerning the case. (bg)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

  • Kingsport Man Ordered to Prison for 10 Years for Distributing "Gravel"
  • Johnson City Police: Store Surveillance Captures Residential Burglar
  • Police Searching for Dad Who Took $1,000 in Items From WalMart While Child Rides Buggy
  • Stolen Kayak Proves Hard to Hide in Johnson City
  • Bristol, VA IDA: Now that Cabela's Takes Shape, Lee Highway Land Hot for Development
  • Limestone Man Charged with Two Counts of Statutory Rape
  • Bristol, TN Educators Vote to Allocate $60K for Lighting at New Jones Tennis Center
  • Bristol Man Indicted in Pistol Whipping, Shooting
  • Women Indicted for Drug Bust Involving Child in Bristol
  • Scott County, VA Man Captured After Police Said He Kidnapped, Assaulted Former Girlfriend
  • Latest ETSU Report Shows Minimal Growth in Tri-Cities Job Market
  • Convicted Killer of Wise County Native and Virginia Beach Pharmacist Gets Life Plus 48 Years
  • Washington County BOE Approves Plan to Build New School
  • Kingsport Police Charge 12-Year-Old in Stabbing
  • Possible Methadone Clinic in Carter County That Sought No Formal License Shut Down
  • Big Stone Gap Named Top Town in Virginia to Raise a Family by National Agency
  • Bluff City's Newly-Elected Aldermen Shift Power from City Manager-Recorder to Mayor
  • Police Said Abingdon Man Runs Stop Sign, Throws Baggie With Crystal Meth Out Window
  • Murder Trial Begins in Dickenson County, VA
  • Johnson City Man Arrested after Domestic Violence and Police Stand Off
  • Greeneville Police: Woman Holding Infant Chased Around Home By Man With Knife
  • Bristol, VA City Leaders for Closed Session Concerning Economic Development



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